Huge drop in revenue puts the heat on Mourinho

Date published: Monday 6th February 2017 8:21

Manchester United are set to have a huge drop in revenue if they fail to qualify for the Champions League this season.

The Red Devils would lose up to a whopping £85million if Jose Mourinho fails to guide his troops to a top four finish.

United have been uninspiring this season, currently sitting in 6th in the Premier League table, winning just 12 of their 24 games.

Failing to qualify for Europe’s top competition will see the Manchester club lose out on £22.5m from their 10-year £750million kit deal with Addidas.

The sporting giants would be due for a 30% discount if Mourinho’s men fail to finish in the top four.

On top of this loss, United would miss out on Champions League TV and prize money, which could, realistically, have netted them £60million.

Furthermore, the lack of glamour fixtures will see VIP packages and season tickets have a five percent discount, equating to nearly £3million.

Jose Mourinho has admitted that he misses the Champions League, reassuring fans that they will try everything possible to qualify for the competition next season.

“Personally, I miss Champions League,” said Mourinho. “Every match I don’t play in the Champions League means an incredible number of matches is not going up.

“I’m the youngest coach to be in the club of 100 [Champions League games]. Every time I don’t play, I’m not happy.

“But obviously Manchester United is much more important than me and my individual targets. What matters is United and as everyone knows, United is a club that belongs to the Champions League.

“We shall do everything possible to make sure we’re in the Champions League next season. We have two chances to be there.

“One is by winning the Europa League, the other is by finishing in the top four. Both achievable, both difficult, but we’re going to work hard for that.”

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